I am so glad that when I look out my kitchen window, I see the flowers in my pond garden, rather than the potato patch, squash patch, or vegetable garden. How loving of our Creator to not only give us our daily bread, but to give us such beauty, not to mention the medicinal value, that flowers provide!
Vegetables nourish the body, of course, but flowers nourish the soul! (so to speak). :-)
I just spent two hours outdoors pulling weeds in a small, neglected plot near the house that is going to become my herb garden when I get all the weeds out. Two hours of pulling, shaking soil from the roots, and piling those huge weeds...hot, sweaty, 'grueling' work... I cannot say that word without thinking of Jerry Fletcher!
...then return to the house where I look out and see a different view - no weeds, just flowers. Well, almost no weeds.
What a nice break from pulling pig weed, quack grass, crab grass, and some creepy little vine that's trying to strangle the life out of the few echinacea that are in my future herb garden.
Do you have an herb garden near your house? If so, what's in it? And don't say 'herbs.' :-)
Flower pics, from the top:
Elephant Ear Hosta
Peppermint Spirea and White Astilbe